Smoking can be one of the most difficult vices to quit, and financial barriers to nicotine replacement products can often be an added stress.
The STOP (Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients) Program workshops offer eligible participants in Durham Region five weeks of cost-free nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation information to help smokers in their attempts to quit.
Nicotine replacement therapy has been shown to effectively help people stop smoking by easing withdrawal symptoms.
Workshop participants also receive educational material with smoking cessation and relapse prevention strategies, along with information to address other unhealthy lifestyle factors that are known to accompany smoking.
A STOP workshop will be held in Whitby on March 19.
For more information on the program and eligibility requirements, call Durham Health Connection Line at 905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729.